AN-EK016-EN - Use of the DVTC Software Tool for the SEVCON GEN4 AC Controllers

  • File : Application Note AN-EK016-EN - PDF - 4 72 ko - 61 pages (on going redaction).
  • Version : 1b
  • Date : September 21, 2019
  • Sébastien JACQUES
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  • See also: AN-EK016-FR - Utilisation de DVTC pour les variateurs SEVCON GEN4
  • See also: AN-EK015-FR - Installation du logiciel DVT pour les variateurs SEVCON GEN4
  • See also: DVTC - La dernière version du logiciel DVT pour variateur SEVCON GEN4

Bibliography :
[1] : Paul Shipley, « Application Note - DVT Installation (draft) », December 2nd, 2009, 6 pages.
[2] : Web site of the company SEVCON, http://www.sevcon.com/, accessed September 21, 2019.
[3] : Arnaud SIVERT, « AN-EK005-FR - Didacticiel pour variateur GEN4 SEVCON (moteur AC) V2 », 32 pages, avril 2010
[4] : Société SEVCON, « SEVCON DVT Tutorial - Using DVT with Gen4 Systems », 11 pages
[5] : Web site of the company ActiveState, http://www.activestate.com/, accessed September 21, 2019.
[6] : Web site of the company IXXAT, http://www.ixxat.com/, accessed September 21, 2019.

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AN-EK016-EN - Use of the DVTC Software Tool for the SEVCON GEN4 AC Controllers

Table of Contents:

1 Introduction 5
1.1 Foreword 5
1.2 Pre-launch Verification of the DVTC Software Tool 5
1.3 Launching the DVTC Software Tool 5
1.4 Choice of the Transmission Frequency of the CAN bus 6
1.5 The "Information" Window 7
1.6 The Online Command Window 7
1.7 The Other DVTC Software Modules 8
2 The "Helper" Script – Getting Started with the SEVCON GEN4 AC Controller 9
2.1 Foreword 9
2.2 Creating the EDS File when the "Helper" Is Launched 9
2.3 The GEN4 Controller Home Screen 9
2.4 The "Input/Output" Tab – Definition of Inputs/Outputs 11
2.5 The "Tree" Tab – Function Settings 13
2.5.1 The « Search » Button 13
2.5.2 Setting of the Line Contactor 14
2.5.3 A Few Words about Voltage Reduction 15
2.5.4 Accelerator Pedal Settings 17
2.5.5 Parameter Setting of the Motor Temperature Sensor 19
2.5.6 Voltage Limits of the Battery 20
2.5.6.1 The Limits of the "app_cutback" Battery 20
2.5.6.2 Limiting Voltages of the "motor_cutback" Application 21
2.5.6.3 Limiting Voltages of the SEVCON GEN4 AC Controller 22
2.5.7 Motor Torque-Speed Characteristic 23
2.5.7.1 Setting the Motor Limits: the "Profiles" 24
2.5.7.2 "Traction Baseline Profile" 24
2.5.7.3 "Driveability Select 1 Profile" 25
2.5.7.4 "Driveability Select 2 Profile" 25
2.6 Managing DCF Configuration Files 26
2.6.1 The "Save DCF" menu 26
2.6.2 File Naming 27
2.6.3 The "Send DCF to Unit" Menu 28
3 The "Helper" Script – Advanced Functions 29
3.1 Changing the Access Level 29
3.2 Changing the Nominal Voltage and Current Values 29
3.3 Loading a "Software DLD" File into the Controller 31
3.3.1 Saving the Controller Configuration 31
3.3.2 The "Software" menu 31
3.3.3 Switching to the "Bootloader" mode 32
3.3.4 Programming a New "Software" 32
3.3.5 Exiting the "Bootloader" Mode 32
3.3.6 In Case of Problems 33
3.3.7 After Updating a New "Software" 33
3.4 The "TPDO/RPDO" Tab 34
3.4.1 Some References on this Topic 34
3.4.2 Configuration of "RPDOs" 34
3.4.3 Configuration of "TPDOs" 35
3.5 The "Change Baud Rate" Menu 37
3.6 Definition of the Motor Characteristics 39
4 The "Vehicle Interface" Script 40
4.1 Introduction 40
4.2 Data Display 40
4.2.1 The Output File 41
4.2.2 The Control Buttons 41
4.3 Data Processing Using EXCEL 41
5 The "Editor" Script 44
5.1 Introduction 44
6 References 45
7 Appendix 1 – Checks Before the Launch of DVTC 46
7.1 The Controller Wiring – Power Part 46
7.2 The Controller Wiring – Control Part 46
7.3 Checking the USB-to-CAN interface 47
8 Appendix 2 – Numbering of SEVCON GEN4 AC Controllers 49
8.1 Product identification label 49
8.2 Numbering of SEVCON GEN4 AC Controllers 50
8.3 Glossary of Terms 50
9 Appendix 3 – Online IT Orders 51
9.1 The Principle of Tcl/Tk Commands 51
9.1.1 Displaying a Text 51
9.1.2 Comments 51
9.1.3 Variables 51
9.1.4 Calculations 51
9.1.5 Calculation loops 51
9.1.6 Declaration of Procedures 51
9.2 CANopen Commands of SEVCON GEN4 AC Controllers 52
9.2.1 Manual Loading of a DCF Configuration File 52
9.2.2 List of "Active Faults" 52
9.2.3 Manual Loading of a DLD "Software" File 52
10 Appendix 4 – The Variables of the Motor 54
10.1 The "Save Partial DCF" Command in the "DVTC Helper" 54
10.2 List of Variables Provided by "Add PMAC Motor Items" 55
10.2.1 Variable 0x4611 – Motor power limit map 56
10.2.2 Variable 0x4615 – Motor power limit map 2 56
10.2.3 Variable 0x4617 – Programmable User Data 56
10.2.4 Variable 0x4620 – Motor Temperature 1 (Measured - T1) 56
10.2.5 Variable 0x4621 – Motor Temperature Setup 56
10.2.6 Variable 0x4620 – Encoder Configuration 56
10.2.7 Variable 0x4640 – Motor Nameplate Data 57
10.2.8 Variable 0x4041 – AC Motor data (manufacturer specific) 57
10.2.9 0x4650 Variable – Miscellaneous DSP Configuration (Gen4) 58
10.2.10 0x6072, 0x6075 and 0x6076 Variables 58
10.2.11 0x6090 Variable – Encoder Resolution 58
11 Appendix 5 – Tips for Adjusting Correctors 59
11.1 Speed Loop 59
11.2 Current Loop 59

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